Bowmaking and Rehairing


A selection of fine quality handmade violin / viola bows are usually available to play at the workshop. Typical specifications - Octagonal pernambuco, silver mounted ebony frog & ivory or silver head facing. Weights: 56 – 61g. 

 

 

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Frogs on top quality bows are made in the workshop, using finest Ebony or black horn, mountings handmade from sterling silver sheet & inlayed with black, white or coloured pearl / abalone.

Every frog & button set is unique to it's bow.

 

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Bows are name-stamped & catalogued for weight, balance, spring & comparitive tension, etc. 

 

 

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There is a limited selection of restored bows, rehaired, lapped & resprung where appropriate. Reasonably priced, especially for students at middle grades, where a big investment may not yet be the best option.

 Choice of bow is always very subjective, so trial periods can be arranged. 

 

 

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Rehairing, using finest Sowdens unbleached white hair is undertaken. Also new lappings in b&w 'whalebone', silver wire, snakeskin & goatskin leather.

Always arrange to visit workshop for assessing work, as price will depend on a close inspection of the bow.

(Note: Ivory / leather, timber; All materials are derived from responsible & legal sources)  

 

 

 

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